The Nest Nursery School

The Nest Nursery School is dedicated to children ages 3 months to 4 years and their families. Located in Ormewood Park at 797 Moreland Avenue, the school opened in August 2011. The Nest is a venture headed by co-founders Teresa Cole, Kristi Cameron and Mandy Palmer, local mothers and educators who have long held a vision for a unique, progressive early childhood program for Southeast Atlanta. The Nest offers full-day, year-round care and education for our community’s youngest members.

The Nest Nursery School embraces childhood as a magical time. The school is designed to feel like a home away from home for children and their families. The Nest is a place where parents can feel confident that their children are receiving the very best care and education.

The Nest Nursery School strives for excellence in its approach to education which influences the daily life within the school. Of particular inspiration for the school are the experiences and underlying philosophies of the infant/toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The Nest Nursery School provides children with a safe, loving, engaging, interesting, respectful and nurturing environment in which to grow and develop. All who are involved with the school – families, children and educators – are responsible for creating and maintaining the school environment in a way that supports the mission of the school. The school nurtures the child physically, socially and intellectually by providing high-quality and nutritious meals, small group interactions, and an intriguing, interesting and clean environment in which to explore.

The Nest Nursery School sees itself as a part of a larger community and authentic connections to the community are a vital part of the educational philosophy of the school. Because daily exposure to the natural environment is essential for the healthy development of children, experiences in and around nature are a key component of the school’s educational beliefs. The school recognizes the role that families play in creating deep and meaningful experiences for children. With this in mind, The Nest Nursery School is always open to the unique perspective and points of view of parents and other important caregivers in the lives of the children. The school offers a full-day program of a quality that is not currently available in the Southeast Atlanta area.

The founders and educators continually respond to the demanding standards to which they hold themselves. Every decision related to the educational policies of the school is made in collaboration and with highest regard to the mission, vision, and values of the school.

For more information about the school, upcoming Open Houses, and enrollment please visit our website at or contact us directly at [email protected].



797 Moreland Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA United States
Fulton County

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


Kristi Cameron

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